2016 Point in Time Homeless Count Volunteers Needed



2016 Point in Time Homeless (PIT) Count
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

PITThe Human Services Division, Lane County’s anti-poverty program, along with its non-profit partners like CALC, will conduct a one day/night count of people who are homeless in Lane County, called the Point in Time (PIT) Count.  The PIT “unsheltered” count reaches to count people sleeping on the streets, in vehicles, and at parks, camps, and other places not meant for human habitation. The data collected from the PIT surveys provides invaluable information regarding the County’s homeless residents, and is used to support requests for funding for both housing and services, all with the goal of ending homelessness.

Community Alliance of Lane County (CALC) will coordinate volunteers for the “unsheltered” street count this year. To volunteer, contact Michael Carrigan at calcpeace@efn.org or 541.485.1755.

Purpose: The Point in Time Count Volunteer provides data collection on the day of the Point In Time Count. The volunteer completes a one page Point in Time survey form at various locations in the community with people who are homeless and provides incentives (i.e. bus passes) to those who have completed the survey.

Key Duties:

  • Coordinate with CALC staff and other volunteers to accurately collect data
  • Completely and accurately fill out surveys with people who are homeless in the community
  • Provide and manage incentives for people who complete the survey

Time Commitment/ Training and Support:

  • 1 ½ hour training before the count on Tuesday, January 19th 3:00-5:00 PM, Lane County Health and Human Services Building: 151 West 7th Ave Eugene, Room 258
  • CALC staff and volunteers will be available for support and to answer questions
  • If you can’t make the Tuesday training, we’ll try to figure something out-especially if you volunteered in years past.
  • Day of the count: approximately 3-8 hours, various shifts are available
  • Meet at CALC, 458 Blair, for morning, afternoon or evening shift

Qualifications:

  • Attend a training session and participate the day of the count
  • Accurately and carefully collect data and keep information confidential
  • Respectfully and conscientiously work with people from a diversity of backgrounds
  • Maintain personal safety while collecting data

Community Alliance of Lane County (CALC): Educating and mobilizing for peace, human dignity and social, racial, and economic justice for over 46 years. More info at www.calclane.org